pladis, the global snack company behind some of the UK’s most loved and iconic brands, has been on a mission to substantially reduce its environmental impact by updating the packaging of various products to more ecological alternatives.
This is part of the company’s sustainability agenda, which reflects its commitment to making all its packaging recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025. Most recently, pladis has made steps forward to move toward more paper-based solutions – its Mini Cheddars and Cheeselets ranges now use Sonoco’s EnviroCan with paperboard end. Cracker Crisps and Mini Twiglets are also set to use EnviroCanTM later this year.
“Sonoco’s EnviroCan with paperboard end meets the recycling requirements of the UK, which is great for our brand and the consumer, who can have peace of mind when disposing of the packaging in household waste recycling bins,” says Christopher Owen, marketing controller at pladis UK&I.
Owen added: “we are using this new, innovative product from Sonoco for the summer launch of our Mini Cheddars and Cheeselets caddies, helping our customers to tap into the ‘big summer nights in’ from the comfort of their own homes. In September, we’ll be utilizing EnviroCan for our customer’s favorite festive caddies, which include Mini Cheddars, Treeslets and Twiglets.
Philip Brown, UK Sales Manager at Sonoco Consumer Products Europe says, “We’ve been working with pladis for 13 years now, and we’re proud to have provided them with various innovative packaging solutions for their immensely popular snack ranges. We’re delighted that Sonoco’s EnviroCan with paperboard end, part of our EnviroSense product range, is helping pladis on their journey to make its packaging easier to recycle and fulfill the requirements of its sustainability agenda. We’re looking forward to helping them with their other ranges in the future.”